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or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game. this morning, ticket sales are through the roof. they're selling at an unbelievable 105,000 tickets per minute. but let's face it. most players will be losers. >> oh, no. don't put that on camera. >> reporter: abc's ryan owens spoke to smu math professor scott norris. >> professor, with so many people playing this time around, does that hurt my odds? >> your odds are the same no matter how many people play. >> reporter: how did the jackpot get so big? nobody has won it all since october 6th. that's 16-straight drawings. that has lottery officials saying there's about a 16% chance someone will hit it big tonight. >> winner. >> reporter: does anyone have an advantage? well, indiana has had 38 powerball winners. missouri, following with 26. the most tickets are sold in florida, which has seen four winners in just the past three years. advisers say winners should take a lump sum payment. and for a singer winner at this point, that would mean walking away with a cool $327 million before taxes. >>> the looming fiscal cliff is one reason you ma
. thanks for that sobering news for the rest of us this morning, tahman. >> our teams in arizona and missouri are working right now to find the stores and possibly the winners. we're going to have the very latest on "good morning america." >> sorry for the rest of you folks out there. >> i know. >>> now, to the pineapple express. a string of nasty storms barreling into the west coast. >> the first round of drenching rain and powerful winds already blew in yesterday. and more of the same is on the way today, through sunday. forecasters say it's like opening up a giant fire hose nearly 400 miles wide. that means they're in for a soggy mess from san francisco up to seattle. >> named the pineapple express because it originates in hawaii and moves towards the west coast. for more on the impact and the back-to-back rainmakers, we turn to accuweather.com and jim dickey. >> another round of soaking rainfall on tap for today in across california. there's an upper-level low pressure spinning in. that's drawing in tropical moisture here. san francisco, through portland. into the seattle are
of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas leader yesterday in this attack. and they are bounding gaza again today. >> ab
of the country. but the rest of us can give thanks for a rain-free forecast. by planes, trains and highways, millions of americans are gearing up for what aaa has declared the busiest travel day of the year. a fierce weather system will make for tough travel in the northwest and northern california. but any flight delays aren't likely to ripple across the country. >> if there were to be a storm in chicago or in the northeast, you could count on mass chaos. but that does not look like it's going to be the case at all. >> reporter: in los angeles, not weather but a major airport worker protest will delay travelers there. passengers at l.a.x. are advised to give themselves a three-hour cushion at the airport. and an extra 90 minutes to get there. >> this is part of the fun of it all. to go fight the fight. fight the crowds. >> reporter: some important tricks for fliers this year. some airlines will allow you to avoid the baggage counter by tagging and checking your own bags, giving you a chance to, well, lose your own luggage. additionally, the tsa has a new precheck program this year. sign up
, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you
the violence. rob and paula, back to you. >> lama, israel says they're prepared to invade and use a ground game. are they still ready to do so? >> reporter: oh, absolutely. we've been seeing tens of thousands of israeli troops and tanks, massing at the border. they say they are ready to go in, once they get the green light, if they get the green light, that is. but what we do know this, the israeli cabinet had a lengthy meeting, a four-hour meeting overnight, they were not going to ground operations just yet. but the aim of their operation, which is called center of defense, is aim of that is to stop the rockets flying from hamas and gaza, and heading towards southern israeli cities, like ashkelon and ashdod. so, that is the aim. if that does not stop. prime minister benjamin netanyahu made it clear they are ready to go in for a ground incursion in gaza. rob and paula? >> many feel that hamas would be overmatched at that point. lama hasan, live from jerusalem. thanks for that report, lama. >>> he has stabbed a security guard and has been apprehended by police and say the man had an ax. an abc n
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